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TAU 2017

ACM International Workshop on Timing Issues in the Specification and Synthesis of Digital Systems

March 16-17, 2017
Monterey, California
www.tauworkshop.com

TAU 2017 timing contest topic:
Timing macro-modeling [Contest website]

The increase in the size of modern chip designs is forcing a paradigm shift from a traditional "flat timing" model to a "hierarchical timing" model. In the new paradigm, designs may be hierarchically partitioned into sub-blocks (or macros) that are timed in isolation (out-of-context), followed by a generation of a simplified timing macro-model that is plugged at the parent level of hierarchy. This aditionally enables re-use of macros and a parallel chip design and optimization environment.

The TAU 2017 contest will continue extend the coverage on the concept of hierarchical timing via timing macro-models. Modeling efficiency is the emphasied among manyother challenges during timing macro-modeling techniques. The goals of this year's TAU contest are:

The winners of TAU 2017 timing Contests are

Prior year contests